A Guide to Wedding Planning by David McConkey

Wedding Planning

Wedding Planning

Planning for your special day is an exciting time and for those who like planning this can be a brilliant chance to let your list loving self out! There are lots of things you need to consider whether your wedding is a year away or a few months away, we explore some of the key areas you need to start thinking about and give you some ideas to start your very own wedding lists. Don’t forget a wedding planner, like David McConkey, is the perfect solution and will help you turn those lists into reality.



Deciding on your wedding venue is essential and we recommend it is high up on your list. By choosing as early as possible you’ll avoid disappointment and hopefully get the venue you want on the ideal date. However, if a certain date is important to you it’s a good idea to have a shortlist of ideal venues. Bear in mind your number of guests and if you require a minimum number of rooms. If food is a top priority on your list bear this in mind as well.

Bridal Party

Wedding Dress

Okay, let’s start with the most important people, the bride and the bridal party. First on that list is going to be your wedding dress and accessories. Gather a list of your favourite bridal shops and start booking appointments! Take your time with this bit, enjoy it, there are fewer special moment than finding your dress.

Shoes and Veil

Once you say yes to the dress, the next stage is a little easier, with a colour and style chosen, pairing it with your shoes and a veil is relatively easy. Don’t forget the smaller details, something borrowed, something new and something blue!

Bridesmaid Dresses

Deciding on a colour scheme will influence your bridesmaids dresses, as will the style of dress you’ve chosen for yourself. Classic or romantic, short or long, the decision lies with you, but remember your bridesmaids may be all different shapes and sizes so take this into consideration when it comes to their dresses. After all you want them to be comfortable and confident as well.


Next on your list is flowers, with a colour scheme firmly in mind, choosing your wedding flowers becomes easier. With an expert florist like David at hand, you can be sure that your flowers will perfectly match your bridal party, decor and colour scheme. All with beautiful seasonal blooms.

Grooms Party

Let’s not forget a list for the wonderful husband to be and his groomsmen! Deciding on suits and shoes is a high priority. Again, there are plenty of options to choose from, waistcoats, tuxedos or more casual shirts and blazers are only a small list of options. Buttonholes will of course match in with the bridal bouquets. Don’t forget some smaller details like cufflinks and aftershave!


After the food everyone loves a slice of wedding cake and don’t forget you’ll be eating it too! One of the best parts about all this wedding planning is trying out the menus and cake samples so enjoy it! Most importantly choose flavoured you like! But it’s a good idea to stay away from controversial items like nuts just in case of allergies!


The ceremony couldn’t really happen without these vital little symbols of love. Thankfully this is something you can do relatively quickly, get both ring sizes and start looking at styles of bands you like. Consider your engagement ring and what will sit well with it, a large coloured stone ring may suit a simpler band, for example. Don’t forget a ring box to keep them safe.


There you have it, a good list to get you started on your wedding planning adventure, don’t forget to get in touch with David McConkey to let him help put those lists into reality with his Wedding Planner service!

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